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NTP Software, HDS Extend Partnership to Include Integrated Intelligent Storage Solutions

NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTP Software®, the worldwide leader in File Data Management, today announced that it has extended its relationship with technology partner Hitachi Data Systems to include cost-effective, high-performance storage systems featuring seamless integration with the BlueArc technology it acquired in its 2011 company purchase.

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A member of the HDS Technology Alliance Program, NTP Software works in conjunction with the company's NAS platform to enforce and maintain quotas and to monitor, block and manage files as part of comprehensive policy controls established by storage administrators.  Before its acquisition, BlueArc had extended its partnership to include NTP Software's technology for seamless integration with its storage systems to offer joint customers system-wide control and insight of their data.  With this latest agreement, Hitachi NAS Platform, powered by BlueArc, and NTP Software offer customers highly scalable solutions that allows companies granular control of how much storage end users can consume, what types of data they can store and how long they can keep that data.

With the expanded partnership, HDS will continue to offer NTP Software's family of award-winning software, including NTP Software QFS®, NTP Software File Data Reporter™ and NTP Software File Auditor.

"We work diligently with a number of strategic partners to ensure that they have the tools to enhance the control and management of file data on their particular platforms," said Bruce Backa, CEO of NTP Software. "Having previously partnered with both HDS and BlueArc, it was a natural evolution to incorporate our offerings with their integrated solutions.  Together, we can ensure that our customers derive the most value from their storage investment while taking advantage of opportunities to reduce their ongoing costs."

About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,100 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at www.hds.com.

About NTP Software
Founded in 1994, NTP Software is the worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured data. Every day, more than 20 million users work with storage resources managed by NTP Software's technology. NTP Software gives organizations control of their file data by providing the solutions needed to understand, manage, move, and secure file data completely. NTP Software delivers a single, cross-platform solution across a customer's entire file data storage environment: from managing individual files and users to an entire global enterprise with hundreds of systems and dozens of sites. For more information please see http://www.ntpsoftware.com.

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